Excerpt: Lenovo has quite a couple of good netbooks in the 10 inch class. After the touch-screen version was tested (I wrote about it in this Lenovo S10-3t review post), it’s not time for the standard version, the Lenovo S10-3. Peter and netbooked.net got his hands on this mini laptop and put together one of his comprehensive reviews. As for the bad parts, speakers could have been a little louder, but that’s not really something you should care about.
Excerpt: Byg og Design Udformningen af IdeaPad S10 er ikke overraskende i lighed med andre netbooks vi har set i de seneste måneder, men Lenovo har formået at inkludere et par behagelige overraskelser. Det udvendige er dækket i hvidt "perle-lignende" plast med en lille blank finish. Interiøret tastatur og palmrest overflader er beklædt med mat hvid plast med rimelig holdbarhed, og kun en mindre bid af flex omkring palmrests når du trykker på en fast plads på disse overflader.
Excerpt: What do you do when you can’t decide between buying a netbook and buying one of these shiny new tablet devices? You may like having a physical keyboard for ease of typing, but you also like touchscreen interfaces for ease of use. Well, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t is trying to offer the best of both worlds.
Summary: Up to the challenge? The IdeaPad S10-3t Convertible from Lenovo is a combination of netbook and tablet which could be described stylishly as a "netvertible”. The older Intel Atom N450 single core processor and a flood of tablet novelties didn’t make things easy for our tester.
Pros: Battery life, Design and processing, Extensibility, Capacitive Touch Screen, Mini-PCI Express slot, Quiet cooling system
Cons: Average speakers, Few product contents, Compact keyboard and touchpad, Interface scope
Summary: If the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t were simply a netbook, it would be a decent offering. It offers middle-of -the-road performance, a decent keyboard, and a compact, light weight case. I’d be happier with a larger touchpad and a more powerful battery, but I’d also be happier with world peace and a million bucks in my pocket. We can’t always have everything.
But the problem is that the IdeaPad S10-3t isn’t simply a netbook.
Conclusion: The IdeaPad S10-3 is so new that the manufacturer didn't even have the time to put it on their German product homepage. The S10-3 M33D6GE black is already listed in online shops, though. The price of 329 euro shows that Lenovo doesn't regard the price war as the ultima ratio. The Pine Trail 10 incher from Asus, Acer, Packard Bell or MSI cost between 249 and 299 euro. What does Lenovo bid for the higher price?
Pros: Stable case, High-end looks, Long battery life, Quiet and cool, Awesome! A glossy lid completely without greasy, ugly fingerprints. Lenovo has earned the gratitude of many agonized netbook users.
Cons: Yielding keyboard, Not AR coated, Low application performance, An AR-coated display would have made the mini to an almost perfect companion. But this way, many will likely cross out the S10-3 from the shopping list.